Joint Unified Multi-capable Protection System provides situational awareness and delivers command and control capability

In 2009, the Department of the Army released a posture statement making a commitment to provide defense support to civil authorities across the nation when needed.

Originally designed to provide an effective solution to monitor maritime traffic, the Software Engineering Center's Joint Unified Multi-Capable Protection System, or JUMPS, has proven itself to be versatile in supporting multiple roles and for a variety of military and civilian capacities, according to Kenneth Caswell, technical lead for the program.

"JUMPS provides a deployable strategic and tactical command and control system to conduct joint, interagency and coalition coordination in support of harbor defense, maritime critical infrastructure protection, high value asset defense, anti-piracy operations and related littoral activities," Caswell explained. "Its architecture provides the flexibility allowing sensors to be moved, reconfigured and upgraded as dictated by mission requirements without minimizing overall system performance."

The JUMPS program consists of a comprehensive set of capabilities that includes a suite of sensors, software and workstations providing command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance situational awareness for threat detection and emergency response in the maritime domain.

"Its design leverages existing best of breed government-off-the-shelf and commercial-off-the-shelf sensors and communications products to provide a cost-effective solution for applications inside and outside the continental U.S.," said Caswell.

In 2009, SEC established an Operational Lab for Research, Integration and Testing at the Applied Communications Information Network, ACIN, facility in Camden, N.J. SEC deployed remote sensor sites along the Delaware River that have observed, recorded and stored 3000 unique vessels in the off-site Data Center.

Throughout the years, the JUMPS project has assisted various agencies with security, U.S. Coast Guard hoax calls, river accident information, demonstrations, Army Programs of Record, OCONUS support and hazardous material cleanup.

Security and Border Protection
SEC deployed multiple camera sensors, Automated Identification System and radar for area security in support of USCG and State Police to monitor July 4th celebrations from 2009 to 2011. SEC also supported loading of the 10th Mountain Division on United States Navy Ship Soderman by providing real-time surveillance in the Port of Philadelphia with two camera nodes and an AIS system that were web accessible.

USCG Hoax Calls
SEC assisted the USCG and Federal Communications Commission in finding a hoax caller in the San Diego, Calif., area in 2011. A JUMPS capability, a personal computer-based Geo-location System deployed in the San Diego area since 2000, was used to geo-locate a missing San Diego man being prosecuted for allegedly sending false distress signals to the Coast Guard four times over the past four years.

Duck Boat Accident
Philadelphia U. S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board accident investigators used the system's video, automatic identification system and radar as resources in the official investigation into an accident involving a barge striking and sinking a duck boat tourist vessel on the Delaware River. SEC allowed the Philadelphia USCG access to the JUMPS web portal to monitor the rescue operation that ensued after the accident.

Demonstrations
SEC demonstrated JUMPS on numerous occasions, including the Maritime Domain Awareness Demo at Patuxent River in 2009 to evaluate electronics, communications, cameras and AIS sensors for MDA missions using wireless communications for remote access; and in 2010 at Joint Task Force -- North's Operation Green Flash in San Diego, where SEC deployed electronics, communications and AIS sensors to detect and interdict illegal human and drug trafficking. The capabilities allowed the users to narrow down their search for "Panga" boats used by the smugglers because these boats did not have radar on board.

For example, at the request of Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), SEC presented an overview and demonstration in January 2012 on how JUMPS provides real-time border security and situational awareness on land and at sea. Shuster, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, requested information about JUMPS capabilities and support to Homeland Security and other homeland scenarios. Shuster was also briefed about JUMPS foreign military sales with Azerbaijan and expressed interest in using JUMPS as a possible railroad security solution for the Department of Transportation.

Army Programs of Record
SEC generated a training manual/material for the Radio Display Operator's Position system. These documents were essential in training personnel from the Harbormaster Command and Control Center on system use. Because of this forward thinking, U.S. Army Program Manager Command Posts Systems and Integration funded SEC to participate on the Integrated Project Team providing systems engineering and training expertise from design to fielding and conduct RDOP Training for eight Harbormaster Active and Reserve Units.


Outside Continental United States,
OCONUS, Support
In 2011, SEC supported Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications - Tactical Special Project Office and SPAWAR San Diego on an effort with the European Command to perform systems engineering, facilities upgrades, sensor and communications network installation, and training that provided the Azerbaijan Navy with upgraded security capabilities for the Caspian Sea. SEC coordinated the relocation of all JUMPS equipment installed previously at the Command and Control Center to an interim location while preserving its operability and sustainability. SEC also designed, tested and installed a wireless network comprised of phones at more than 34 locations; a paging system and very high frequency radio integration with associated training for both the Azerbaijan Navy and Air Force.

Hazardous Material Cleanup
SEC provided assistance to the USCG/NTSB monitoring an oil spill in April of 2012 at the Paulsboro, New Jersey refinery and for the December 2012 train derailment and subsequent vinyl chloride leak in Paulsboro, N.J.

For the Paulsboro Refinery oil spill SEC provided a remote site to monitor an emergency containment area holding approximately 157,000 barrels (6.6 million gallons) of spilled oil, giving them 24/7 coverage due to its renewable energy capability, said Caswell. Since JUMPS remote sensor node's GPS, weather, AIS and camera sensors are powered by a windmill and solar panels, it allowed safe positioning close to the containment area for effective monitoring. SEC reconfigured the remote site to provide the video stream directly to the USCG/NTSB command center collocated with the refinery's command center.

JUMPS is yet another example of CECOM SEC's continual dedication to produce high quality, innovative, cost-effective solutions supporting our national security at home and abroad, said Caswell.

Port of Philadelphia Surveillance
Last September, SEC has been engaged by its Navy partner, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, to JUMPS acquisition, technical and program management support for a Customs and Border Protection maritime protection project. SEC will utilize not only its acquisition strategies, but also leverage its technical expertise from developing, operating and integrating proven sensor and communication capabilities in the JUMPS Lab and various JUMPS field deployments in areas with little or no supporting infrastructure to provide surveillance and protection of our U.S., borders and waterways. The first in what is expected to be a series of projects will be to conduct site surveys, and engineer, procure, integrate and test a communications network to install and link various sensors along one of the Great Lakes. The JUMPS capabilities will provide Customs and Border Protection operators with situational awareness for persistent border and littoral monitoring, as well as critical infrastructure protection.

In 2009, the Department of the Army released a posture statement making a commitment to provide defense support to civil authorities across the nation when needed.

Originally designed to provide an effective solution to monitor maritime traffic, the Software Engineering Center's Joint Unified Multi-Capable Protection System, or JUMPS, has proven itself to be versatile in supporting multiple roles and for a variety of military and civilian capacities, according to Kenneth Caswell, technical lead for the program.

"JUMPS provides a deployable strategic and tactical command and control system to conduct joint, interagency and coalition coordination in support of harbor defense, maritime critical infrastructure protection, high value asset defense, anti-piracy operations and related littoral activities," Caswell explained. "Its architecture provides the flexibility allowing sensors to be moved, reconfigured and upgraded as dictated by mission requirements without minimizing overall system performance."

The JUMPS program consists of a comprehensive set of capabilities that includes a suite of sensors, software and workstations providing command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance situational awareness for threat detection and emergency response in the maritime domain.

"Its design leverages existing best of breed government-off-the-shelf and commercial-off-the-shelf sensors and communications products to provide a cost-effective solution for applications inside and outside the continental U.S.," said Caswell.

In 2009, SEC established an Operational Lab for Research, Integration and Testing at the Applied Communications Information Network, ACIN, facility in Camden, N.J. SEC deployed remote sensor sites along the Delaware River that have observed, recorded and stored 3000 unique vessels in the off-site Data Center.

Throughout the years, the JUMPS project has assisted various agencies with security, U.S. Coast Guard hoax calls, river accident information, demonstrations, Army Programs of Record, OCONUS support and hazardous material cleanup.

Security and Border Protection
SEC deployed multiple camera sensors, Automated Identification System and radar for area security in support of USCG and State Police to monitor July 4th celebrations from 2009 to 2011. SEC also supported loading of the 10th Mountain Division on United States Navy Ship Soderman by providing real-time surveillance in the Port of Philadelphia with two camera nodes and an AIS system that were web accessible.

USCG Hoax Calls
SEC assisted the USCG and Federal Communications Commission in finding a hoax caller in the San Diego, Calif., area in 2011. A JUMPS capability, a personal computer-based Geo-location System deployed in the San Diego area since 2000, was used to geo-locate a missing San Diego man being prosecuted for allegedly sending false distress signals to the Coast Guard four times over the past four years.

Duck Boat Accident
Philadelphia U. S. Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board accident investigators used the system's video, automatic identification system and radar as resources in the official investigation into an accident involving a barge striking and sinking a duck boat tourist vessel on the Delaware River. SEC allowed the Philadelphia USCG access to the JUMPS web portal to monitor the rescue operation that ensued after the accident.

Demonstrations
SEC demonstrated JUMPS on numerous occasions, including the Maritime Domain Awareness Demo at Patuxent River in 2009 to evaluate electronics, communications, cameras and AIS sensors for MDA missions using wireless communications for remote access; and in 2010 at Joint Task Force -- North's Operation Green Flash in San Diego, where SEC deployed electronics, communications and AIS sensors to detect and interdict illegal human and drug trafficking. The capabilities allowed the users to narrow down their search for "Panga" boats used by the smugglers because these boats did not have radar on board.

For example, at the request of Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), SEC presented an overview and demonstration in January 2012 on how JUMPS provides real-time border security and situational awareness on land and at sea. Shuster, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, requested information about JUMPS capabilities and support to Homeland Security and other homeland scenarios. Shuster was also briefed about JUMPS foreign military sales with Azerbaijan and expressed interest in using JUMPS as a possible railroad security solution for the Department of Transportation.

Army Programs of Record
SEC generated a training manual/material for the Radio Display Operator's Position system. These documents were essential in training personnel from the Harbormaster Command and Control Center on system use. Because of this forward thinking, U.S. Army Program Manager Command Posts Systems and Integration funded SEC to participate on the Integrated Project Team providing systems engineering and training expertise from design to fielding and conduct RDOP Training for eight Harbormaster Active and Reserve Units.
Outside Continental United States,

OCONUS, Support
In 2011, SEC supported Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications - Tactical Special Project Office and SPAWAR San Diego on an effort with the European Command to perform systems engineering, facilities upgrades, sensor and communications network installation, and training that provided the Azerbaijan Navy with upgraded security capabilities for the Caspian Sea. SEC coordinated the relocation of all JUMPS equipment installed previously at the Command and Control Center to an interim location while preserving its operability and sustainability. SEC also designed, tested and installed a wireless network comprised of phones at more than 34 locations; a paging system and very high frequency radio integration with associated training for both the Azerbaijan Navy and Air Force.

Hazardous Material Cleanup
SEC provided assistance to the USCG/NTSB monitoring an oil spill in April of 2012 at the Paulsboro, New Jersey refinery and for the December 2012 train derailment and subsequent vinyl chloride leak in Paulsboro, N.J.

For the Paulsboro Refinery oil spill SEC provided a remote site to monitor an emergency containment area holding approximately 157,000 barrels (6.6 million gallons) of spilled oil, giving them 24/7 coverage due to its renewable energy capability, said Caswell. Since JUMPS remote sensor node's GPS, weather, AIS and camera sensors are powered by a windmill and solar panels, it allowed safe positioning close to the containment area for effective monitoring. SEC reconfigured the remote site to provide the video stream directly to the USCG/NTSB command center collocated with the refinery's command center.

JUMPS is yet another example of CECOM SEC's continual dedication to produce high quality, innovative, cost-effective solutions supporting our national security at home and abroad, said Caswell.

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